Behind 60 Minutes’ decision to show disturbing video

“If you don’t see it, I don’t believe the impact truly hits you,” Pelley tells 60 Minutes Overtime. “Even though people will be disturbed by what they see, it has to be seen.”

Why Scott Pelley’s story shows some of the most graphic footage in the broadcast’s history. Pelley discusses his report on a sarin attack in Syria..more:

What It Means To Be Muslim In America

Muslim Life In America is a series dedicated to exploring the manmuslim lifey ways in which Muslim Americans navigate their religious, cultural and ethnic identities in the United States. The series highlights Muslim American voices from a broad spectrum of communities, at once investigating the challenges Muslims face in this country while celebrating the different voices of Islam in America. What It Means To Be Muslim In America

You will hear stories from Muslims who are activists, students, artists, comedians, farmers, parents, journalists, lawyers and more. They come from communities across the country and reflect the diversity among Muslim Americans. …more .huffingtonpost

Hidden cameras reveal airport workers stealing from luggage

Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “When an adulterer commits illegal sexual intercourse, then he is not a believer at the time, he is doing it, and when a drinker of an alcoholic liquor drinks it, then he is not a believer at the time of drinking it, and when a thief steals, then he is not a believer at the time of stealing, and when a robber robs, and the people look at him, then   he is not a believer at the time of €doing robbery” .(Translation of Sahih Bukhari)

Muslim Prof: West Leads the World in ‘Islamic Values’

Are non-Muslim countries more Islamic than Muslim countries? That is what Hossein Askari, an Iranian-brtr1j5cworn professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, believes. Askari says Ireland “leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag.” After studying 208 countries and territories he found that the top countries in both economic achievement and social values are Ireland, Demark, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Britain also ranks in the top ten.  The first Muslim-majority nation is Malaysia ranking at 33, while the only other state in the top 50 is Kuwait at 48….more  frontpagemag

Noor Tagouri: Actively changing perceptions

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“This has been my dream ever since I was a kid.”

Noor Tagouri, a 19-year-old college student, wants to become the first Muslim hijabi anchorwoman in America. Two weeks ago, she was a relatively unknown entity on Facebook who posted a picture of herself sitting at the presenter’s desk at ABC News. Since then, Tagouri has become somewhat of a celebrity, with nearly 7,000 subscribers ….more  chicagomonitor

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

jeffersons_quran-620x412At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation. His engagement with the faith began with the purchase of a Qur’an eleven years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s Qur’an survives still in the Library of Congress, serving as a symbol of his and early America’s complex relationship with Islam and its adherents. That relationship remains of signal importance to this day….more  .salon